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California Wine Production

California has 5 major wine growing regions;
 North Coast
 | Central Coast | Sierra Foothills
   South Coast  |  Central Valley  

California produces 90% of the total U.S. wine production

Year

All California
Winery Shipments
(in millions of gallons)

2000

444.9

1999

443.1

1998

427.2

 

Year

Wine Grape Acreage

2000

480,679

1999

470,158

1998

427,282

 

Facts

Number of Wineries 1

847

Bonded Wineries 2

1,185

No. of  Grape Growers

4,400

750ml Bottles Produced

2.6 billion

1- 1998 figures for Brick & Mortar Wineries

2- Bonded winery premises include every licensed production facility of single firms or individuals, licensed warehouses, experimental wineries and wineries with no casegoods production or fermentation capacity.  Bonded winery licenses are issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for the purpose of designating a tax-paid environment for wine

 

 


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